Varna - 1st MOLTO Project Meeting

8 Sep 2010
10 Sep 2010

The 1st project meeting of MOLTO will take place in Varna, Bulgaria, on 8-10 September 2010. The meeting is organized by Ontotext.


If you didn't send your talk proposal by using the contact form indicating the title and a short abstract, it is way too late now.

Suggestions not exclusive:

  • UGOT: experiences from the phrase book: use of libraries, example-based grammar writing, best practices, open problems
  • UPC: NLTK bindings
  • Ontotext: KR infrastructure, query language
  • UPC,UGOT: first experiments of corpus generation
  • UPC: data collection and first experiences
  • UHEL: evaluation plan for MOLTO
  • UGOT&al: the MOLTO phrasebook
  • UGOT: the Java interpreter of GF on the Android phone
  • UHEL: MT Evaluation Tutorial


Most likely registration will be free but we do need your signup information to plan logistics.

8 September 2010 -- MOLTO Open Day

8 Sep 2010

The MOLTO EU project is holding its first project meeting in Varna between 8-10 September, 2010. The first day of the meeting is open to interested participants from outside the MOLTO Consortium. It will present the project, its goals and current ongoing work.

Ontotext office

time-slot title speaker
9:00 - 9:15 Opening etc everyone
9:30 - 10:00 MOLTO Initial Experiences Aarne Ranta
10:00 - 10:30 Online Parsing, Type Checking and Advanced Editor for Controlled Languages in GF Krasimir Angelov
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45 Bulgarian Language Technology for Deep Grammar Machine Translation Kiril Simov
11:45 - 12:15 From Natural Language to SPARQL: a prototype Petar Mitankin
12:15 - 12:45 TermFactory: a lexicon acquisition platform for MOLTO Lauri Carlson
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:15 - 14:45 Using GF from Python (slides) Jordi Saludes
14:45 - 15:15 Automating the development of GF grammars Ramona Enache
15:15 - 15:45 The MOLTO Mathematical Grammar Library Sebastian Xambo
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 17:00 About MT Evaluation Fidelity Lauri Carlson

Varna Meeting Location

Ontotext Office 24 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd., Floor 4 9002 Varna Bulgaria


Person: Borislav Popov

Mobile: +359 888/270799


Travelling to Varna

Varna Airport is located at the northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, just 7 km away from Varna – the Summer Capital of Bulgaria.

How to get to the meeting venue from the airport

The best and easiest way to get to the meeting venue or the hotel from the airport is to take a taxi. Before that, it is good to withdraw cash. Most taxies take EURO, but the exchange rate is not very friendly.

Where to get cash at the airport?

The Change Bureaus at Varna Airport are located in the public area of the departure lounge, in the arrival lounge and the baggage claim area. The exchange rate should be something around 1,9.. Leva for a Euro.

Where to take a taxi?

The Taxi piazza is located in front of Terminal 1, “Departures”. But, we recommend you to order a taxi by calling the taxi company directly. See the phone numbers below.

A taxi ride from Varna Airport to the city takes about 15 minutes, depending on the traffic intensity and may cost around 15.00 BGN, depending on the taxi company delivering the service. Note that most of the taxi drivers may not speak English. The best is to have the address you need to go printed or clearly written. And if possible to have a map as well.

What taxi to use in Varna?

Omega Taxi mobile: +359 878 38 88 88 landline: +359 52 38 8888

Lasia Taxi mobile: +359 52 500000


You will be able to benefit from the marked reduced prices if you book a room in the following hotels. Please, mention Ontotext when booking your room.

For booking a room in Golden Tulip Hotel, use one the following emails: /